We print high-definition film positives for letterpress. Our film positives offer suitable opacity for polymer and a dot size of 18 microns, providing exceptional image quality. Additionally, we have technical expertise in the entire process to offer the best solution for your photopolymer projects. If needed, we can assist you in managing your image to achieve the best result in the engraving of your photogravure plate.
THE FILM POSITIVE IS THE FIRST STEP TO CREATING A GOOD POLYMER PLATE Starting with a good film positive allows for excellent results during the exposure, development, and editing stages of engraving. We are professionals who, in addition to understanding image management processes, master the entire process of creating felxographic plates and photopolymer plates for photogravure. This enables us to advise and guide you in the steps leading up to the creation of the photogravure matrix for the best work in intaglio printing.
TECHNOLOGY FOR FILM POSITIVE PRINTING Rittagraf employs the best digital technology in both software and hardware for film positive printing. The substrate and inks used are of the highest quality available in the market today. The emulsion on the plastic substrate ensures perfect ink adhesion, yielding highly stable results. It's important to note that these are not electronic imaging film positives, which achieve the highest performance in creating a photogravure matrix.
The Rittagraf team is highly demanding and can assist you in managing your images for photogravure, but it's crucial to understand the variables in each of the steps leading up to printing and be aware of the limitations of the working environment. To achieve good results, having a suitable exposure unit and knowing its limitations are essential.
For added convenience, we also offer the service of manufacturing ready-to-print letterpress and photogravure plates. This way, you can skip the initial work of creating the photogravure matrix. Contact us so you can focus solely on the printing process.
To learn more about film positives, we recommend checking out our comprehensive tutorial in our Blog: